21 October 2001, Volume 8, Issue 14

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Fighting a losing battle 

by Suranimala 

While the People's Alliance was thrown into disarray with more high profile members continuing to defect and still others refusing to contest, an elaborate Goebellsian media blitzkering came into operation last week to offset the damage. PA rebels in particular and the opposition in general in a bid to reinforce the government position that it was a conspiracy by the so called business mafia, media mafia and the LTTE ......

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News

IMF holds back US$ 250m aid 

By Amantha Perera in Washington

The second tranche of the IMF funded US $ 250 million stand-by facility will be further delayed till a new government is in place early next year, according to high ranking IMF officials in Washington. "Yes, it is very likely to be delayed," a senior IMF official who oversees the Asia Pacific region told The Sunday Leader. The tranche that was due by end August was SDR 30 million.

According to the official, the first review under the facility ...............

Lal Perera, former co-ordinating secretary to Anura Bandaranaike, walking in to the offices of the Permanent Commission on Bribery and Corruption, to lodge a complaint against JVP media spokesman Wimal Weerawansa on omissions in his assest and liabilities declaration.
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Spotlight

spotlightpic1.jpg (12116 bytes) JVP's lie over bank details exposed 

By Frederica Jansz

Watching Wimal Weeravansha's diatribe against fellow politicians and members of the independent media, last week - a single image is conjured. That Weeravansha is no better, if only worse than Sri Lanka's large multitude of politicos who will sink to the lowest depths to articulate lies, lies and more damning lies.

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Today's Top Stories
CWC, UPF, CNWC to contest under elephant symbol 
Sri Lanka aim for Sharjah hat-trick 

 

 

 

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